(Image / Mr. Pretzels Canada Instagram)

From a free pretzel to COVID-19 trivia, here are five things to do in and around Victoria today,  Thursday July 9th.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today:

Mr. Pretzels Grand Opening at Uptown Shopping Centre

If you’re craving the soft, salty satisfaction that only a warm pretzel can provide – look no further than Mr. Pretzels, the latest and greatest food vendor at Victoria’s Uptown Shopping Centre.

Though the shop is open now, Mr. Pretzels is holding their grand opening on Thursday, July 9th – where they’re giving away FREE pretzels for the first 50 people in line – so don’t hesitate on popping by!

  • When: Thursday, July 9th – opening hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: 3440 Saanich Road, Uptown Shopping Centre – Kiosk on Town Plaza

Half Price at Royal BC Museum

Islanders will be able to access another low-cost source of entertainment this summer with half-price admission at the Royal BC Museum.

The BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced on Tuesday that they would be offering the half-price admission until Sept. 7, 2020.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 675 Belleville Street

Canada’s Drag Race: Episode 2

JIMBO and Vivian Vanderpuss will be hosting a viewing party of Canada’s Drag Race at the Victoria Event Center! Since they can’t have all of you at the VEC yet, they are inviting you to tune in online for some very special performances before and after Canada’s Drag Race (available on Crave TV)! You’ll also have the chance to ask questions online to be relayed in the Q&A with JIMBO after the show!

  • When: 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Online

Tricked Out Trivia | “Covid” Edition at Darcy’s Pub – Downtown 

They’re back baby! Comedian hosts Dan Duvall, Evan Mumford, and Shane Priestley are talking all things covid-19! Have a laugh, make em laugh, win cool prizes.


  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub – Downtown, 1127 Wharf Street

A garden serenade with Adam Dobres

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the in the HCP gardens as Adam serenades us.

This is less of a formal concert setting, more of a casual musical experience. Wander the gorgeous HCP gardens and enjoy the summer blooms as the sounds of Adam’s guitar fill the air. Bring a picnic, a blanket or some chairs and relax the afternoon away.

  • When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road


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